Founded in 2006, Sing for Hope transforms lives by using the power of the arts to create a better world. We believe that the arts have unmatched power to uplift, unite, and heal, and that all people deserve access to them.
The creative arts are a powerful conduit for hope. We believe that the creative arts have unique power to heal, unite, educate, and transform.
Creativity is a fundamental human right. We believe that access to the arts is a right, not a privilege.
Access to creative resources is not equitable today, but grassroots, artist-led action helps to level the field. We believe that through Sing for Hope’s network of support, artists can act as powerful resource re-allocators for creativity, sharing the arts and their byproduct — hope — where they are needed most.
Sharing creativity in communities enriches artists in tandem with those they serve. Sing for Hope Artist Partners serve in every Sing for Hope program as our most vital asset, leveraging their creative service to transform individuals and communities in need. Through their sharing of time and talent, Sing for Hope Artist Partners are enriched alongside the communities they serve, as creativity is an endlessly renewable resource that increases with use.
Sing for Hope programs are designed for our community institutional partners based on the needs and of the individuals and communities served. Our community institutional partners are co-investors in, and beneficiaries of, our programming.
Wemeasure our transformation of individuals and communities through careful tracking of our impact and outcomes, demonstrating the power of the arts to generate joy, determination, renewed optimism, and connection/unity in each community we serve.
Sing for Hope values integrity, excellence, passion, and positivity as key attributes of our organization and our work. We are program-driven, impact/results-oriented, and artist- and community-sensitive.
Sing for Hope is the official Cultural Partner of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
THE SING FOR HOPE FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE
The International Foundation for Arts and Culture (Dr. Haruhisa Handa, Chairman, Sing for Hope Global Patron)
The Arnhold Foundation in loving memory of Sissy and Henry Arnhold
The Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation
The Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation
Jacqueline Novogratz and Chris Anderson
The Seedlings Foundation
Sing for Hope is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.
Sing for Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 01-0856384). A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website (www.charitiesnys.com) or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or Sing for Hope at 99 Wall Street #1812, New York, NY 10005. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8401.
Our mission is “art for all” – we actively engage those with special physical or intellectual needs. Both our office and our SFH Pianos Studio at 28 Liberty are ADA compliant, as are our partner sites.